Hello South Africa. We are Rainbow.

In the aftermath of the State of the Nation and the recent xenophobic attacks, some of us are scared. Some of us are angry. Some feel helpless, and I suppose some don’t care. But do not let those feelings control you.

Let’s start a revolution. Change in our beloved country is not going to come through political reform – at least not yet. We need social reform. We need hope, we need love, we need action. Most of all we need each other.

Now is our chance. I believe we have the power to take back our country – not from black nor white, nor rich or poor. We can take back our country from those who would leave us uneducated, underfed, undiagnosed and untreated. From those who would divide us, conquer our spirits. From those who would have us accept a ever darkening future. Violence is not the answer, nor will it ever be.

I SAY NO. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS STATUS QUO. It will not be easy my fellow South Africans. We have a long road ahead of us. But before we become disheartened, let us share in our passion for our beautiful country and her people – our brothers and sisters of all colours, cultures and status. I don’t know where this site will go. But I do know we need a platform to share our love for South Africa, to come together in this time of fear not to despair but to celebrate – to celebrate this opportunity we have to build a better future. And the only way we can do that is if we do it together. Please email/comment through your stories, videos, pictures and practical ideas to make our country whole again – anything we do may only be a small step forward, but apathy and inaction will drag only us back.

Because, South Africa…